Weekend Wrap-Up: Jets the latest team headed to the playoffs
February 1, 2015
Jacob Drinkard scored twice to help the Jets to a win on Sunday and clinch a playoff berth.
Sunday Box Scores
Metro 6 @ Cincinnati 3 - Jacob Drinkard had two goals to lead the Metro Jets to a 6-3 victory over the Cincinnati Swords. Drinkard scored at 1:07 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Metro and again while short handed 4:20 into the third to make the score 4-3 Metro. Metro additionally got points from Cooper McLean, who also grabbed one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Metro included Jacob Gleason, Kyle Shreve, and Cody Jones, who each put in one. More assists for Metro came via Golov Sergey, Andrew Sawyer, Jake Sealy, and Jason Newel, who contributed one each and Pearce Vance and Matt Dempsey, who each chipped in two. Cincinnati was led by Blake Hinds, who grabbed two goals. Hinds scored the first of his two goals on the power play at 8:23 into the first period to make the score 1-1. The Swords had gained a power play chance when Jacob Rutkoske was whistled for tripping. Adam Goudelock picked up the assist. Hinds' next tally on the power play made the score 3-3 with 16:46 left in the third period. Cincinnati had gotten the advantage when Metro's Vance was sent off for slashing. Goudelock provided the assist. Cincinnati also got a goal from Hunter Schneider as well. In addition, Cincinnati received assists from Oliver Ahlberg, Gennadi Zabeline, and Jake Herrberg, who contributed one each. Jake Stephan rejected 22 shots on goal for the Jets.
Chicago 4 @ La Crosse 3 (OT) - Michael Howard gave the Chicago Junior Bulldogs a 4-3 (OT) victory over the La Crosse Freeze when he scored 1:35 into the extra period. Howard had a great game for Chicago, netting two goals. Others who scored for Chicago included Tyler Seltenriech and Michael Ellis, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Chicago were Scott Schroeder, Toms Taurins, Kyle Barna, Nick Rems, Ryan Maksimovic, and Niko Moulakelis, who contributed one each. La Crosse's offense rang up 40 shots on the Junior Bulldogs' net. The Freeze were helped by Augusts Veidenbaums, who tallied one goal. Veidenbaums scored 11:56 into the first period to make the score 1-0 La Crosse. Brady Thiering picked up the assist. La Crosse also had goals scored by Blake Olinyk and Daniel Toycen, who each put in one. In addition, La Crosse received assists from Chong Hyun Lee, who had two and Taylor Trapp and Ethan Stafford, who each chipped in one. Chicago's Troy Pierce stopped 37 shots out of the 40 that he faced.
Peoria 5 @ St. Louis 0 - Marc Hayton made 25 saves to complete the shutout and led the Peoria Mustangs to a 5-0 win against the St. Louis Jr. Blues. Andrej Buchko was all over the ice for Peoria, as he grabbed two goals in the win. Buchko scored at 10:57 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Peoria and again while on the power play 14:11 into the third to make the score 4-0 Peoria. Peoria also got points from Mitchell McPherson, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Peoria included Austin Ziakas and Matt Blaszkiewicz, who scored one goal each. Other players who recorded assists for Peoria were Nick Conner, who had two, Kai Barber, who had three, and Marc Peters, Joe Power Wayvon, and Jason Henry, who each chipped in one.
Dallas 6 @ Sugar Land 3 - Aaron Torres netted a hat trick to lead the Dallas Jr. Stars over the Sugar Land Imperials, 6-3. Torres' first goal came 19:49 into the first period. He then added goals at 8:14 into the second and at 18:54 into the third. Dallas additionally got points from Trent Wolter, who also finished with one goal and one assist. Others who scored for Dallas included Brooks Blackburn and Wyatt Gentry, who each put in one. More assists for Dallas came via Tyler Valentin, who had two and Connor Perisho and Drew Hill, who contributed one each. The Imperials forced the Jr. Stars goalie Chris Mallon to work between the pipes, taking 40 shots. Sugar Land was helped by Ryan James, who had one goal and one assist. James scored 5:44 into the first period to make the score 1-0 Sugar Land. Aksel Campbell picked up the assist. Sugar Land also got points from Campbell, who also grabbed one goal and one assist and Alex Tilman, who also registered one goal and one assist. In addition, Sugar Land received assists from Matthew Winkle and Ryan Worley, who each chipped in one. Mallon recorded 37 saves for Dallas.